Thursday, December 15, 2011
Christmas Needlecraft Kit
While at my favorite haunt (aka. local thrift store), I came across this Christmas party apron from the late 1950s. It seemed so ironic that just a month earlier I had started my apron challenge. The kit is complete and I toyed with the idea of actually making it, but have decided against it.
The kit includes a red and white striped apron, already gathered on the waistband. The 'fabric' resembles glossy magazine print so I'm not very confident that it would hold up to a wash, much less an iron. Also included is a little bunch of trims (you can never get too much rick-rack) and the 'fabric' to use for the appliqued pocket.
The pocket is a green stocking with a Santa head detail. While I was excited to find an authentic DIY apron, this one will just be stashed away as a collectible. Or maybe I'll collage the pieces into an art quilt wall hanging for the sewing room...not a bad idea...I'll add that to the list of Christmas projects!